Video updates

Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

3 April:

The Government’s economic rescue will cause its debt to reach 40% of GDP, but the Reserve Bank will buy most of the new bonds. This week’s video explains why...

30 March:

During the four week Covid-19 lockdown, economic activity will drop by a third. We now estimate that around 200,000 jobs will be lost. The Government and Reserve Bank have done a lot to calm financial markets, heading off the threat of an unintended increase in interest rates.

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

4 October:

Chinese demand for New Zealand’s agricultural exports has held up better than expected, even as the wider economy has been hurt by the trade war with the US. 

6 September:

The Interim Climate Change Commission has recommended how to bring agriculture within New Zealand’s effort to become a low-carbon economy. This month we discuss the implications for farmers.